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 Lol of the Day: Discussion - Did China Try To Pass Off Top Gun As Air Force Footage?

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PostSubject: Lol of the Day: Discussion - Did China Try To Pass Off Top Gun As Air Force Footage?   Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:23 pm

This was brought to my attention by the peeps over at gawker media (the ones who run kotaku and gizmodo) and it made me laugh. What do you guys think? Below is the article

A few days ago, China Central Television showed footage of what they claimed was an air force training exercise conducted on January 23. From the looks of things, they were actually just playing clips from Top Gun.

The clips in question were reportedly aired during the News Broadcast program on China Central Television, the major state television broadcast company. They supposedly showed a J-10 fighter firing a missile at another aircraft during a practice exercise.

But an internet commenter quickly pointed out that the aircraft the J-10 was shown shooting down was an F-5, an American aircraft, and the very one Tom Cruise guns down in a scene from Top Gun. Comparing frames from the CCTV broadcast (left) and Top Gun (right), well, they're lookin' pretty much identical.

So that's amusing. There's no word yet on whether or not the Chinese fighter pilots engaged in any beach volleyball after the exercises


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PostSubject: Re: Lol of the Day: Discussion - Did China Try To Pass Off Top Gun As Air Force Footage?   Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:46 pm

lol! lol! lol! That is quite clearly Top Gun footage, I don't think the Chinese pilots were going "right into the Danger Zone!"

and this is in fact one of the best songs from a movie soundtrack ever http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1a_ikfUico
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PostSubject: Re: Lol of the Day: Discussion - Did China Try To Pass Off Top Gun As Air Force Footage?   Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:46 am

Oh China. That is definitely footage taken from Top Gun. It comes to something when a government has to steal clips from an American movie and try to pass them off as their own military training exercise.

And true, Top Gun does have a fantastic soundtrack.
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